The Kitchn’s “Perfect Pumpkin Muffins”

Was I skeptical to try a recipe called “How to Make the Perfect Pumpkin Muffins”? Yes. Do I regret ever doubting it? Yes. This pumpkin muffin recipe from Kitchn is so incredible I had to share it with all of you. It’s one of those seasonal recipes that you have to store in a safe place so you can use it for many years to come.

One batch makes about 12 standard size muffins- or in my house, 6.

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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

6 T unsalted butter

1 1/3 cups light brown sugar

2 large eggs 1 1/3 cups pumpkin puree

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Then, either grease or line a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time to cream mixture. Then add pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients just until it is combined.
  6. Fill muffin cups with batter until they are 3/4 cup full. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds sparingly on top of batter.
  7. Bake muffins for about 18-20 minutes, or until a tester comes out with few crumbs. Then cool muffins.
  8. Eat muffins and be in so much awe that you text all your friends the recipe.


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